Dworshak Reservoir leapt from No. 85 to No. 26 out of 100 of this year’s best bass fishing lakes, according Bassmaster Magazine.This is the second year the magazine has ranked the country’s bass fishing locations. Dworshak is outside Orofino on the north fork of the Clearwater River. The reservoir extends 53 miles upstream of Dworshak Dam with dozens of secluded inlets and streams making ideal bass-fishing conditions.
The state-record smallmouth bass record, weighing in at 9.72 pounds, was caught on Dworshak Reservoir by Dan Steigers of Juliaetta, Idaho, on Oct. 28, 2006.
Information about fishing at Dworshak is available by calling the visitor center at (208) 476-1255.
A photographic slide show of all Top-100 locations and their rankings is available on the Bassmaster Magazine website at www.bassmaster.com/slideshow/100-best-bass-lakes-2013.